time with important people comes at a premium. Most notably—myself. By the end of most days, I spent my time on everything and everyone else and accomplished that by stealing time from myself. I really relax online. Learning unimportant facts from the web, increasing my skills as an employee through reading trade-related websites, or just catching up on news all make me feel like at some level I was a person that day & not just someone from whom others expect output. Also, I really need to keep in contact with people and the web seems a good venue for both corresponding with folks I already know (facebook, email, skype) and sharing life with people i could have never otherwise known (43things, blogs). So I need to do this. Here’s the steps I propose:
- Read Wikipedia daily – To learn something random I might otherwise never get into (I should probably document what article i started at and which one i finished at and maybe post it as some digital trail of breadcrumbs)
- Visit StackOverflow every day for the next 30 days – This will both earn me a merit badge and improve my coding
- Check Facebook regularly – I feel like Facebook is a necessary evil, in the vein of clipping your toenails or killing the crickets in our cellar
- Take at least 1 iTunesU class a week – I’ve been currently taking both seminary courses as well as signal processing courses from MIT. I think i want to learn about Economics next.
Here’s were i start…let’s see what happens with it. 2 years ago